When You Don't Know...
"For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God"
First of all, let address the "exhopmember." There's a difference in being brainwashed and being dedicated and faithful to a cause that has proven to be naturally and spiritually beneficial. It's just unfortunate that your level of faithfulness and dedication wouldn't allow you to see that.
There's so much I could say to dispute and rebuttal each point of this perspective, but, there’s not much need. It’s not surprising that people who have not been “chosen” to see this great faith for what it truly is would have such a negative and opposing point of view. It’s for this reason that the people that opposed Jesus and decided to put him to death did so primarily because they couldn’t see pass the flesh. Though he performed miracles and mighty acts of God right before their very eyes, they could not accept him as the Messiah or the Son of God because he walked the earth just as they did – a natural man. Just as with the Kingdom of God, you cannot understand or accept the House of Prayer looking with the natural eye. “One Leader as the Ruler of the Kingdom of God” refers to God’s Kingdom in the House of Prayer faith for which there is only one Leader. Don’t get it misconstrued, Daddy is not exalted above God or Jesus as Jesus is the Chief Cornerstone of the House of Prayer faith, but when you thank God for something, you have to recognize and honor what that something is. The expectancy is that people that hear the word “Daddy” being used in the House of Prayer (whether mentioned or sung) would think that it’s referring to the bishop, but there is a more spiritual meaning behind the term that is not fully understood until it has been spiritually revealed, which only comes from God through fasting, praying and a desire for the knowledge of the truth. No doubt, there were those in the days of Apos. Peter and Paul that criticized them for being spiritual leaders and/or “fathers,” as Paul would often refer to his followers as “Dear Children,” making him a “Father” or “Daddy” to the people. When, in fact, Peter was given the power and the keys to the kingdom (“New” testament by the way). After the departure of Jesus from the earth, they became a “comforter” to the Gentiles and all those that believed on Jesus (John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, HE shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”). No doubt, those looking with a natural eye could not understand why the people reverenced a “man” so much. Even now, when the term “Daddy” is used, it doesn’t ‘refer to the bishop, but rather the sprit, power and knowledge of God placed in the man that gives him the ability to be God’s Servant and his Holy Comforter. Yes, the term “Savior” is often used to describe the “man” but the bible teaches us in James 5:20 “ Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”
That’s not to be confused with the “Savior of the World” but, a “Savior” none-the-less. So, to all those that may be confused or simply feel they have the required education and theological teachings enough to understand all the mysteries of God and His kingdom, and has the ability to judge the worship methods of mankind, please be assured that the House of Prayer is not a Cult, it’s just a group of baptized believers in Christ that gives high praises and honor to God for giving the people of this day a Savior, Prophet and Leader, just as those “New Testament” Prophets who came after Jesus (John 13:20 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me”). Not taking anything away from Jesus, but Jesus had a specific job to do, he was born for a specific purpose and when he died, he said his works were finished (John 17:4) and that he would send another Comforter to whom he consistently referred to in the book of John the 14th Chapter as a man (HE). When the “Daddy’s” of the House of Prayer are lifted, exalted and highly esteemed, those on the outside looking in may not completely understand, but there’s a reason beyond the natural eye for this level of thanks and praise that only those of the House of Prayer faith has been divinely favored to see.